WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ An American Red Cross chapter in Kansas is handing out 1,000 free fans this week in anticipation of another long, hot summer.
The Midway-Kansas Chapter urges people especially vulnerable to the heat, such as the elderly and families with small children, to pick up a fan.
Red Cross spokesman James Williams says the group set a record last year and wanted to give even more fans away this year.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Ke8Vmn) the program has been in existence for more than 15 years. Last year's goal was to give away 900 fans, but because of heavy demand the chapter ended up distributing 962 of them.
People who want to receive a fan need to present a valid Kansas driver's license and proof of current address.